Free Form Spelling

Spike liked the spelling mistake in the Daily Record on Saturday. So, okay, the Scottish Sun was pointing it out in its Scotcha column yesterday. But it is still worth noting.
In a sports news piece, instead of Manchester United boss, ‘Alex Ferguson’, it had ‘Alex Freemason’.
A case of spell-checking going unchecked or a sub-editor recognising that, as well as starring for Dunfermline, Ferguson also played for Rangers?